Smart growth goes to Spain

(Photo: Bilbao master plan, 1876. Source: wikipedia)

On 19th century, Spain was one of the leaders in urban development. In almost all towns, a grid-shaped extension (Ensanche) was planned, and in almost all towns, the Ensanche is one of the most vibrant districts.

(photo: plaza de Habana in Gijon. Source: Microsoft Virtual Earth)

150 jears later, Spain goes again. Since 1992, almost all towns in Spain started building new neighborhoods, following the principles of the ancient Ensanche. The result is a serie of dense, transit-oriented neighborhoods, following the principles of Smart Growth.

An overview of all projects is available here.

(source: A Vision Of Europe)

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